The expiration dates of the dermocosmetic products and their shelf life after being opened are determined by the manufacturers as a result of rigorous and long-term stability tests.
A dermocosmetic product placed on the market must be safe during the shelf life under specified conditions and final packaging. In addition, it should be safe for human health within the period of use.
External factors that affect the quality and safety of the dermocosmetic product should be considered. In order to maintain the same physical, chemical structure and effectiveness of the product during the specified shelf life, there are some important points to be considered by the people who sell the product as much as the manufacturer and the end users.
It is not appropriate to keep dermocosmetic products in direct sunlight.
The ability of the dermocosmetic product to maintain its quality during the intended use depends on the conditions under which the consumer maintains the product. Regarding the precautions to be taken for the preservation of the product, the warnings and instructions for use on the dermocosmetic product’s packaging or on the Turkish label must be read by the consumer, stored in the storage conditions specified on the product’s packaging and consumed within the specified period of use.
Consumers should make sure that the packaging (inner and outer packaging, if any) of the dermocosmetic products they buy is clean, and the inscriptions on it are neat and legible. In addition, the packaging should be included within the scope of the Regulation, attention should be paid to the information about the name and address of the manufacturer, the name of the components that make up the product, the amount of the product, depending on the characteristics of the product, the expiration date, or the period of use prescribed by the manufacturer after opening.
Dermocosmetic products should be kept in a suitable environment for the purpose of preserving the properties of the product when they are not used by the consumers and the covers of the products with internal packaging should always be kept closed.
Consumers should not use any dermocosmetic product by diluting and mixing with a different substance or product unless stated otherwise in the product use instructions.
In all these important conditions that Turkish Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency to identify and put into force as weight control, manual clearly located.